By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's attorney general and the
state's district attorneys are fighting before the state's highest
court about each other's power.

The Alabama Supreme Court is deciding whether King can take over
and dismiss lawsuits that some district attorneys filed against
pharmacy companies. The suits accuse the pharmacies of substituting
generic drugs for name brands.

King says the suits are meritless and should be thrown out. The
Alabama District Attorneys Association argues that King is seeking
super powers and trying to make all district attorneys subordinate
to him.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Steven Location: Dothan on Jan 31, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    I voted for King and thought very highly of him but in the past year or so he has made some scary comments and issued some very questionable opinions. King does seem to want ultimate power and control over DA and law enforcement. King has stated that he is the chief law enforcement officer and referred to DA as such when in fact they have no arresting authority and can not legally determine who is arrested for anything. Their job is to be fair and prosecute whomever has been arrested for commiting a crime. Many times DA like to control who the police get warrants when they can not legally do that. This is just a way for them to have law enforcement at their disposal. The DAs are supposed to be neutral not siding with anyone only being fair and prosecuting, not enforcing, the law.
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